Short-term responses of soil nutrient dynamics and herbaceous riverine plant communities to summer inundation

  title={Short-term responses of soil nutrient dynamics and herbaceous riverine plant communities to summer inundation},
  author={A. Martijn Antheunisse and Jos T. A. Verhoeven},
Infrequent inundations of river floodplains during the growing season are known to have a stronger impact on plant distributions than annual flooding in the winter and early spring. Growing season responses to flooding may be explained by 1) direct effects of flooding on fully developed plants, and/or 2) indirect effects on vegetation mediated by soil nutrient availability. Nutrient availability, in turn, is the result of the effects of summer flooding on the microbial community that reacts to… CONTINUE READING


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